Find a Therapist in Costa Mesa, California.

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Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1700 Adams Avenue, Suite 214, Costa Mesa, California

I am Kristi Starkey a Marriage and Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA and I use attachment theory as my main approach to psychotherapy. Attachment theory serves as a solid foundation for understanding the development of ineffective coping strategies and the underlying dynamics of your emotional difficulties. I can help you with attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance so you will understand how past experiences with caregivers or significant others have shaped your attachment. I will also help you see how these patterns work to protect you, not only early in life, but also later in life and how they contribute to your experiences of distress.


Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1400 Quail Street, No. 210, Newport Beach, California

I try to begin psychotherapy with a clean slate. By this I mean that I have my over 20 years of experience and training, but that I need to start all over again (to uniquely know you!) in terms of learning from the brand new patient what their world is like, what their struggles and symptoms are telling me to help guide us to help them find their way through their dilemmas, goals, and other important matters. I find that the therapy relationship gives us a unique perspective on what it is like to be who they are and look for clues in our work about what occurs for you in relationships, providing a way to learn about who you are in the context of our working relationship.


Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

2900 Bristol St., Suite G-201, Costa Mesa, California

Psychotherapy can be a frightening word because “psycho” brings up images of Norman Bates and he is certainly someone none of us want to be associated with. The truth is that psychotherapy is just a fancy word for counseling. If “therapy” is used alone, people ask if it is physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. A prefix was needed to distinguish it from other therapies and unfortunately “psycho” was chosen. Please don’t let the word stop you from seeking any necessary help you may be seeking. Needing help doesn’t mean you are crazy or that you are weak. We all need help at various stages of our lives and if you are in need now, please let me assist you. Call me at 714-751-0888.


Beth Siegel, PsyD.,LCSW

Doctor of Psychology in Psychoanalysis

3151 Airway, I-1, Costa Mesa, California

Does therapy really work? Yes, it does! Talk therapy is not only effective, but it helps you build neurons as you stretch your capacity to think and feel. Do you ever feel as if you are doing the same actions over and over and it leads to the same results? I can help you understand the patterns of behavior that in the past may have lead to less than desirable outcomes. Therapy is an incredible tool which enables you to see problems and situations from a different perspective. Finally, therapy is a safe place to talk about the things you may not feel comfortable saying to anyone else. Call me for a free 15 minute consultation.


Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

260 Newport Center Drive Suite 508, Newport Beach, California

Life is full of challenges and we get thrown curve balls which we are often not prepared for. We may come from homes which were unhealthy and now being in a relationship can be frustrating and confusing. Raising children is the hardest job of all. With all that we must deal with, there are times which our own coping styles do not work. It is then that outside help is critical to reduce the risk of symptoms worsening or to spend years just "surviving." It does NOT have to be like this. I can help you sort through the pain and get to a place where peace exists, where healthy relationships exist and where you are optimistic.


Philip Kolba, MA


Available for Online Therapy

I provide brief solutions-focused psychotherapy to help clients assess personal and professional functioning, clarify goals, and strengthen social and emotional skills. I specialize in brief online relationship counseling. Online counseling allows clients to seek help as needed, engage in therapy at a schedule that's convenient to them, and keep their counselor as they progress through life. I work with LGBTQ and hetero clients on individual, couple, and alternative relationship concerns. Clients explore issues that impact their professional and personal relationships, including communication, power dynamics, and intimacy. I accept US$ and cryptocurrencies.


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Costa Mesa, California

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact or 877-606-6161.


Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3505 Cadillac Avenue, Bldg O, Suite 109, Costa Mesa, California

As life gets increasingly complex, occasionally we just need somebody to talk to… someone who cares, but who does not have a personal agenda with us… someone to bounce things off of, from whom we might acquire skills and tools that haven’t occurred to us, someone to walk with us as we sort things out. Psychotherapy gently facilitates the exploration and resolution of personal and/or interpersonal concerns according to our own specific individual needs and goals.


Stephenie Champlin, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

3505 Cadillac Ave, Bldg O, Suite 109, Costa Mesa, California

Do you have a behavior, belief or irrational thought that you'd like to change? We often learn the "rules" of life from our family of origin. Sometimes it's believed that these "rules" are the truth; however, these "rules" are how we make it through our families. It is once these rules no longer work for us that we need to change them so we can live life differently and often better. It's not easy to make these changes but it is fully doable and I can help you with these changes. Let me help guide you. Start by calling me at 714-432-9856.


Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

2436 W. Coast Hwy., Suite 103, Newport Beach, California

3 Quick Tips to manage your stress and anger: - Use your work-out time to process your stress and anger - Use “On-the-Spot Tension Tamers” - Have an “Emergency Exit Strategy” I’d like to offer you 3 quick tips on managing the stress or anger in your life. Although I’ve written more extensively on this in other publications, this is just a quick, short list of three things you can do to tone things down a notch and improve your life. First, make sure that you are exercising regularly. While you exercise, become aware of what is bothering you. As you focus on your stressors, let the physiological energy generated by your anger or angst be burned off by your body. Let the exertion cleanse you....


Adrienne Clements, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

3505 Cadillac Ave O-109, Costa Mesa, California

My clients express that exploring their pain and worries in therapy with me is a healing and learning experience. I spend time really getting to know you - what works for you in your life, and where you feel "stuck" or unable to move forward. Then we will work together to set goals that feel workable and I will check-in frequently with you so that we both know when you are achieving your goals. Trust is paramount in therapy. I work hard to build a trusting and safe space for you.

The goal for seeking a counselor Costa Mesa therapist is to help you heal from past and/or current struggles, providing you the tools in order to conquer these challenges.  The purpose for therapy is one of change and transition, where you are able to move from one place to another in your life, in a healthy manner.  Not only does your Costa Mesa counselor work with you to establish new patterns but also to positively grow from your past hurts and challenges. As you adjust to these new tools and patterns for relating, we will be there to support you in a safe and trusting environment, where your information is kept confidential.  We operate in a values-oriented environment, where integrity and trust is very important to us.  Through your counselor Costa Mesa therapist you can be sure that we will be there for you in the midst of your challenges.

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Help for marriages, separation, divorce, individuals, families and relationships in Costa Mesa, CA and the surrounding areas.

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A city with 28 parks, and a cultural hub in the greater Los Angeles area, visitors and family residents have no shortage of fun activities. The Orange County Permorming Arts Center or the South Coast Plaza Shopping Center are two such places. The climate is usually mild. For a quiet day with your children, consider a visit to Canyon Park or Upper Newport Bay.

Costa Mesa is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 15.72 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Costa Mesa is 113,204 people with 40,908 households and a median annual income of $66,459. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Costa Mesa, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Costa Mesa are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans